Light Country Style CornBread

Light Country Style CornBread

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: 6 Servings

Cornbread is delicious, but can have a particularly dense consistency. Try this lighter version that uses buttermilk for a more fluffy texture, while also adding a rich and distinctive tang. Feel free to add your own additions to the batter, including chopped scallions, corn kernels or even mined jalapeno peppers.


  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup light buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg white


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt; mix well with a wire whisk. In another bowl, mix the buttermilk, egg and egg white together with a fork. Add the buttermilk mixture to the cornmeal mixture taking care not to over mix.
  4. Pour the batter into the baking dish, using a rubber spatula to scrape the sides; spread evenly in the pan. Bake bread until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and bread is golden brown, approximately 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes on a rack before serving.

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